The tiny world of thread weaving comes to life in exotic embroidery paintings by artist Rosa Andreeva in Moscow.
Using techniques dating back to the 16th century, she combines a variety of stitching materials and methods to achieve a dense three-dimensional feel for her unique creations. Flowers bloom from cracked silk tea cups, silk strands form fragile webs, and curious weavers are examining their exotic environments.
Andreeva Share with My Modern Met: “Nature has always been my main inspiration. That’s where I draw all my ideas. I don’t work with templates because I don’t find it interesting at all. Initially, I was researching on tree stumps and copying old puzzle pieces, but since 2018, I have been studying in the academic studio. This allows me to create my own drawings and include them in embroidery.
The end result draws viewers into enchanting miniature scenes that fully possess the texture and represent the essence of the Earth. “What I want to show in my works is the fragility and singularity of nature,” Andreeva confess. “If my embroidery helps someone plug cotton into a cup or give a smile, it means my work is done.”
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Translator: Nam Vu